Calcification of the aortic valve in the dialyzed patient.

  title={Calcification of the aortic valve in the dialyzed patient.},
  author={G{\'e}rard Michel London and Bruno M. Pannier and Sylvain J. Marchais and Alain P. Guerin},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  volume={11 4},
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), with cardiac disease alone accounting for 40% of all deaths. Ischemic heart disease, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy are the most frequent causes of cardiac death (1), but valvular abnormalities are also common in these patients and may cause significant morbidity and mortality (2–9). In principle, the origin of valvular alterations can be congenital, infectious, or dystrophic (10). The… CONTINUE READING


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